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Summary: HOW TO WAIT ❶. Silently ❷. Observantly ❸. Expectantly ❹. Obediently

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- We are in a hurry and we don’t like waiting

-Waiting for a repacment lense

- Phone calls have not helped

Pastor Philip Brooks

A church member finds Dr. Brooks pacing his office. He asks what is the matter

Dr. Brooks replies “I’m in a hurry and God is not”

- How do you spend your time waiting?

- Today you have to be at the airport 2 hours before your flight leaves

- Waiting time in an office

- We get Lexi to the church the 75 min before the meeting starts

- Do you find waiting tedious?

— Not when we are puffing up a hill we cry out WAIT

- Waiting can be tedious exasperating time

- Waiting can be the best most rewarding time

- Some form of “WAIT” is found almost 150 times

“Wait Upon the Lord” 4 places

Isaiah 8:17KJV

17 And I will wait upon the LORD, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him.

Psalm 123:2KJV

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Psalm 37:9KJV

9 For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.

- We do get tired weary discouraged

- Waiting is where you place your eyes

- Abraham a man of waiting- Promised a son in his old age

- He waited 25 years for Isaac

It involves trust

- His love and character

HOW TO WAIT

❶.. Silently — To enjoy communion

Psalm 62:1KJV

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

❷. Observantly – To Make Petition

Psalm 40:1KJV1

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

❸. Expectantly – To find Protection

Isaiah 33:2KJV

2 O LORD, be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble.

❹. Obediently – To Receive Direction

Psalm 25:5KJV

5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.

Ps 27 - The secret of overcoming distress is WAIT

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